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This extract was taken from The Guardian explaining Virgin Media's contract which has secured one of the Sky sports channels. The news was published on the 24/04/2013 and added via the website. This explains the different aspects of acquiring these channels and the implications from the other service providers.

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Sky+ App Added to Android Phones

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Sky+ has become a must have luxury and not just for those who work odd hours or have busy schedules that prevent them from being able to watch their favourite shows when they’re first aired. The ability to record whole series at the touch of button is something that has become widely envied but Sky have managed to take it one step further, remote record. If you find yourself out and about but your favourite show is due to be aired in five minutes you can now use your mobile phone to instruct your Sky+ box at home to record said show.

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News Update: Sky & BBC row escalates

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In the latest update of the Sky & BBC row where BBC are angry at Sky for the retransmission fees, The BBC are now threatening to charge the broadcaster for channels such as BBC1 unless Sky drop the retransmission fees. Sky currently charges the BBC, along with other public service broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, to carry its TV and radio channels on its pay-TV services.

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Sky News Update : Is BT a threat to Sky?

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Within a week of BT announcing plans to offer free sports channels, including live Premier League football games to its broadband customers, 15 per cent of Sky’s TV and broadband customers say they are interested in receiving them, according to a nationwide survey by Usurv.

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Sky Sports Update: Sky Coverage a Blessing to Cricket Fans

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The cricket world is braced for a huge summer of competitions. Starting in May with the counterpart to England’s tour of New Zealand in February there was a two match series held at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London and then in Headingley, Leeds. This is closely followed by the last ever ICC Champions Trophy hosted across England and Wales at Edgbaston (Birmingham), Cardiff and The Kia Oval (London) and then hot on the heels of that, the first Ashes series of the year. The England boys will barely have time to breath between Ashes series this year as busy schedules have demanded that there b...

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Sky News Update: Sky Launch Revamped SkyGo App

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Sky news update: Sky will revamp their SkyGo app with a new look and new channels that offer more scope for catch up. The app will be available this summer. Television broadcasters Sky offer many perks to their services including the option to catch up on shows you missed on demand. There are two services; Sky Go and Sky Go Extra which allows you to watch television programmes and films on demand on two and four devices respectively.

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Sky News Update: Sky Sports Football Coverage Gets a Makeover

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Sky news update: In a bid to out-do their new rivals BT, Sky have revamped their Premier League coverage. They will launch the new look on the first day of the Premier League with free coverage to every house in Britain.

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Sky News Update: Sky Win Infringement Case Against Microsoft

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Microsoft named their cloud service SkyDrive and Sky have won a trademark infringement case against them because of this. The England and Wales High Court ruled that the inclusion of the word ‘sky’ could cause confusion for customers and therefore Microsoft will have to change the name.

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Sky News Update: Spurs want Villa

Having been a prolific goal scorer in Spain for Zaragoza, Valencia and Barcelona, there is no doubt that David Villa is a top striker. He is Spain’s record goalscorer, having scored 56 goals in 92 games. However, with the arrival of the South American Player of the Year, Neymar, David Villa is no longer needed. Spurs seem to be favourites to sign the striker and are reportedly happy to go up to £10m to sign him.

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Sky News Update: Spurs want Villa

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United fans are eagerly awaiting the prospect of signing Spanish international Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona. Many think that Thiago would be able to employ the brand of football that the club aspires to should he sign. After Paul Scholes’ retirement, some are wishing the 22-year-old to fill the gap left by the legend.

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Sky Sports Update: Froome Doping Allegation

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British cyclist Chris Froome, who is currently racing for team Sky in the 100th Tour de France, yesterday won the 15th stage of the tour. However is already receiving allegations of doping from the press

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Sky Sports Update: 116 BPL Games

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Recently BT announced they would be launching their own sport channel with Barclays Premier League coverage. This has put increasing pressure on Sky by stealing 38 games for BT to air

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Sky Service Update: New David Beckham Ad

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Last week a new major Sky Sports advertising campaign was released. The advert includes global celebrity David Beckham. The new advert uses clever technology and special effects

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Sky Sports Update: Heineken Cup

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This year Sky will broadcast all 24 teams compete and almost 24 hours of totally exclusive live rugby union in one weekend during the first round of the Heineken Cup

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Sky News Update: Updated Sky Sports App

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Sky are set to update their current Sky Sports App for the iPad next month, to create a more efficient and functional viewing football experience for their consumer. Users will be able to choose a game they wish to watch from a selection of covered games that are shown on Saturday evenings and watch it live and as it all happens on their iPad from 10pm onwards.

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Sky News Update: Marketing Budget Increased

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Broadcasting and broadband company Sky, are said to be upping their marketing budget for the coming months, due to the strong competition between the company and BT. The rival company announced the launch of their sports channel package earlier this year and ever since Sky have had to fight to keep consumers and think up new ways to keep individuals interested in what the company has to offer, in terms of its products, services and deals.

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Sky News Update: Promotion of Ultra HD Television

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Sky News Update: The broadcasting company are joining a group to promote Ultra HD Television within the United Kingdom, along with the BBC. The broadcasting and broadband provider company has become part of a group that aims to promote the uses and advantages of Ultra HD Television within the United Kingdom. This group has been compiled after the confusion experienced between consumers over the term HD Ready and therefore this group aims to make consumers more knowledgeable and have a better understanding of the latest technologies and what they are buying into.

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Sky News Update: New Male Channel

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The broadcasting and broadband company are considering the launch of a television channel, exclusively targeted towards the male gender. The company have identified that they do not have this type of channel currently and believe it is the aspect missing from their wide selection of channels which are targeted towards a varied amount of consumers. There is thought to be a market for this male targeted channel and therefore the company are highly considering the launch.

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Sky News Update: Sky and Social Media

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Sky news update: As social media works its way into an ever-more permanent situ, the channels of communication are opened for the public and private spheres. Sky are one of the most dominant conglomerates in the world and the way they function in the public sphere has developed along with social media and the way of the world.

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Sky News Update: Sky Test Out Ultra HD

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Sky News Update: Sky get the first live ultra HD broadcast throughout the UK when the stream the Stoke City, West Ham football match to a select audience. “Is this the TV revolution that will succeed where 3D has failed? Is this the moment when, finally, it’s decisively found that watching a match on TV really is better than going to the event itself?

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Sky News Update: UTV Available Through Existing Box

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Sky news update: Sky and FreeSat have announced that the service UTV will now be available to all of their customers, on HD, through their set top boxes. As of the 4th of November this year customer of Sky and FreeSat will now be able to view their favourite television shows, such as Coronation Street, X Factor and Emmerdale in high definition through their existing set top boxes.

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Sky News Update: Sky Launch My Special Day

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Sky news update: Sky News have launched a new campaign to recognise the efforts and lives of young people by rewarding them a day with their sporting hero. In a bid to acknowledge the lives of young people in the UK struggling with or who have recently over-come a life-threatening illness, Sky are using some of the influence they have in the sporting world to set up a meeting for children and their heroes.

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Sky News Update: New Drama Coming to Sky Atlantic

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Sky news update: The launch of a brand new show to Sky Atlantic demonstrates how co-production is taking off to offer customers entertaining new programmes. It has been announced that a brand new show will be gracing the television screens of the UK’s Sky customers: Penny Dreadful.

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Sky News Update: Increased Investment in Original Dramas

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Sky building upon their commitment to original dramas. They’re planning to launch four brand new original British dramas to coincide with the biggest drama season ever televised on their TV channels. The shows include some major television names such as; Josh Hartnett, Rory Kinnear, Ashley Walters, Ben Whishaw, Eva Green and Billie Piper. The new shows include a variety of show types.

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Sky News Update: Four New Dramas Announced

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Sky news update: Following customer demands for new, original entertainment, Sky have announced the production and filming of four new dramas for Sky TV. The commissioned programmes look set to include a new medical drama that should be pumped full of action and vibrancy called ‘Critical’ and a psychological thriller crossed with period drama starring Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear titled ‘Penny Dreadful’ and following the life of an Irish immigrant in Victorian London escaping her past.

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Sky News Update: More Channels Added to SkyGo

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Sky news update: Sky have added more channels and more programmes to their On Demand service, Sky Go. In order to remain contemporary and relevant in a society that is gradually demanding more luxuries are available totally at convenience, Sky have developed their mobile television and On Demand services.

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Sky news Update: Sky Talk Offers

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Sky news update: Sky is currently offering several different plans for their telephone service depending upon how much you use your phone. You must have Sky Rental Line prior to taking out any of the plans in order for them to work, more information can be found on Sky’s website. There are three main plans on offer right now: Sky Talk Weekends, Sky Talk Anytime UK and Sky Talk Anytime International.

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Sky News Update: Froome help

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Sky news update: Team sky manager believes that the team’s three stars, Froome, Wiggins and Cavendish can work together in the Tour de France. Rod Ellington the manager of Sky Pro Cycling, known as team Sky, believes that Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will be able to put their differences aside next year and focus on wining the Tour de France as a team.

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Sky News Update: Election Debates To Be Televised

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Sky news update: In order to create a little more hype around and provide more information for the 2015 General Election, Sky will be televising debates. The idea is to televise three debates spaced two weeks apart during the weeks leading up to the 2015 General Election. David Cameron has recently been involved in a series of debates but he has questioned the timing of these televised debates.

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Sky News Update: New Box Sets

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Sky news update: Sky has released a wide range of new TV shows to add to their box set collection. Which they plan to expand further when possible. From the first of October 2013 onwards, a wide range of new programs will be added at intervals for Sky customers to view within the box set collection provide through Sky's service. Customers have the ability to pick exactly what they want to watch and when they watch it, this feature also applies to all box sets that Sky offer.

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Sky News Update: Sky and BT Pay

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Sky news update: Sky and BT are currently both competing to secure the most TV and telephone subscribers they can. This will have an impact on the economy. Sky and BT are in an unending marketing battle to gain the most pay-TV sports subscribers and mobile company’s campaigns for 4G services. This battle is predicted to boost the UK and Ireland’s advertising market by over £12 billion this year. ZenithOptimedia are one of the biggest media buying agencies operating within the UK.

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Sky News Update: Sky and BT Reach Deal For Customers

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Sky news update: BT and BSkyB have ended a three year debate about getting Sky Movies for BT TV customers with a positive deal for a multi-year agreement. The multi-year agreement will enable BT TV customers to add Sky Movies to their service package from October 26. Amongst the premieres offered on the service this month are titles such as Gangster Squad and Les Miserables. The deal covers 11 Sky Movies channels and will be offered to BT customers with a YouView set-top box or a Vision+ box.

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Sky News Update: Almost-Live Goals On Twitter

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Sky news update: Sky Sports develop their sports coverage to include videos of goals embedded in Tweets, allowing almost-live viewing of the football games. Sky are considered the dominant presence on the sports coverage market as they have the exclusive rights to a large proportion of the matches that are played across a range of sports – football, cricket, rugby, athletics etc. There are very few sports that Sky Sports do not broadcast and one of their major recent acquisitions is F1.

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Sky News Update: New Service Set to Rival Sky

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Sky news update: Another update to Sky’s Now TV means they are now pushing to rival the internet based on demand TV programme and movie service Netflix. On demand has rapidly become an extremely large market as the world strives to remain as current as possible in the entertainment market as well as functioning normally and carrying out as busy lives as they choose to conduct. This has developed in line with the internet as it became clear that it could be used to transmit shows at individuals’ demands as opposed to being broadcast live.

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Sky News Update: Arabia News Crew Missing

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Sky news update: Sky has recently lost contact with their news team operating in Syria. A reporter and camera man have gone missing. Sky News’ Arabia team has recently gone missing while reporting in Aleppo which is a city in northern Syria. Sky lost contact with the team on Tuesday 15th and have now confirmed them missing. Sky News Arabia is currently based in Abu Dhabi but operates all over the Middle East.

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Sky News Update: Champions League Worries

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Sky news update: Sky are currently topping the FTSE top fallers lists as stocks fall and there may be potential problems in gaining Champions League rights. Earlier this year BT had to pay huge amounts of money to compete with Sky, who are the dominant sport broadcaster in the UK, for Premier League rights. They now feel they will not recover from the £450 million set back in time to battle again against Sky for Champions League rights as well.

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Sky News Update: Entertainment Services

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Sky news update: Sky have recently announced that their service NOW will in the near future offer entertainment services such as Netflix and LoveFilm. Sky are one of the biggest operating firms within the UK. They offer a range of services such as broadband, telephony and pay-tv which is their biggest earner. They also own an online service called NOW TV. On Tuesday, 29th October 2013, Sky announced that they will be in the near future offering new entertainment services such as Netflix and Lovefilm on their NOW TV.

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Sky News Update: BT beat Sky

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Sky news update: In early November 2013 BT pipped Sky to the post when it came to purchasing the rights to show the Champions League from 2015 onwards. Sky has owned the majority of the rights to show Champions League action for many years now. There was great speculation over what would happen at this year’s auction with the recent introduction of BT into the pay-TV sport market.

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Sky News Update: Three game Super Sunday

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Sky news update: Last Sunday, 10th November 2013, Sky sports aired three games this Sunday including big teams like: Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs. Tottenham Hotspurs took on Newcastle United in the early kick off at White Heart Lane. Sunderland then took on Manchester City at the Stadium of Light and finally in the late kick off Arsenal faced a challenging match at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

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Sky News Update: New Internet Tool

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Sky news update: today, 14th November 2013, Sky have released their latest idea - Sky Broadband Shield. Customers will be able to filter internet searches. Sky have now launched their latest idea - Sky Broadband Shield. This is a brand new internet protection tool. The new tool will enable family friendly filters to be put in place so that each individual customer can choose which websites their family cannot access.

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Sky News Update: Migration Notifications

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Sky news update: selected BE broadband customers have been receiving the first notifications from Sky, so they can decide if they would like to switch. These migration notifications explain that they have a month to decide whether or not they wish to stay with the company which has now been acquired by Sky or leave and join another provider. Early this year Sky bought O2's and BE Broadband’s fixed broadband and phone lines for a fee in excess of £180 million.

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Sky News Update: Sky Put Pressure on BT

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Sky news update: pressure on BT to reach a deal for sports coverage that will allow the companies to broadcast on the other’s platform has been increased. Since losing the bid for coverage of the Champions League to BT for £897million, BSkyB have been pushing to get BT to sign a wholesale deal that will mean Sky can make BT’s channels available to their viewers, and vice versa for BT.

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Sky News Update: 4oD Added

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Sky news update: Sky have recently added the popular catch up TV service, 4oD, to their NOW TV service so thousands now have instant access to the service. NOW TV is a set top box offered by Sky. The service has been updated today, 27th November 2013, adding 4oD to the extensive selection of services available. Owners of the popular NOW TV set top box will now be able to watch the best Channel 4 shows such as, Fresh Meat, Homeland and Made in Chelsea, along with classic box sets including Father Ted and the IT Crowd, through any of their televisions.

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Sky News Update: Dedicated Christmas Movies Channel For December

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Sky news update: Sky has recently, 1st December 2013, launched a specialized movie channel that will only show Christmas films until 2014. Sky has recently launched two new Sky Movies channels: Sky Movies Christmas and Sky Movies Christmas HD. The channel is designed to give Movies customers a non-stop stream of festive films until the start of the New Year.

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Sky News Update: Open Movie Rentals

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Sky news update: Sky has made their Sky Store service, which rents and streams films, free to anybody with a sky account via YouView and Roku set top boxes. Sky have recently, 4th December 2013, opened their doors to non subscription customers so that anybody can now stream and rent films from online stores for as little as 99p. Non Sky subscribers will now be able to rent and stream films from other services other than Now TV, services such as YouView and Roku will now host the Sky store.

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Sky News Update: Separate Android Tablet App

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Sky news update: the Sky Go app for Android was announced back in November 2013, now in early December the app is finally available for download. Sky TV has recently, 4th December 2013, arrived on Android tablets. The highly anticipated Sky Go Tablet app finally arrived on the Google Play store; this means that anybody with an Android now has access to the app.

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Sky News Update: Britons Paying More

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Sky news update: It has been discovered that Britons are paying more than most other nations for premium pay-TV packages at £66 per month. It has been discovered that Britons are paying more than most other nations for premium pay-TV packages.

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Sky News Update: Apprenticeship with NFTS and Sky

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Sky news update: The National Film and Television School, more commonly known as the NFTS, has recently collaborated with Sky to form a new partnership. The National Film and Television School, more commonly known as the NFTS, has recently collaborated with Sky to form a new partnership. This partnership will provide lucky students and/or members of the public with a 12 month diploma course which will focus around up and coming and current Digital Content and Formats.

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Sky News Update: Have Sky Ruined Christmas?

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Sky news update: At the start of this month, Sky launched their Sky Movies Christmas channel which exclusively shows back to back festive films. Many homes in Britain will be feeling slightly less in the Christmas spirit this year after Sky bought the television rights to air a total of thirty Christmas films. Millions of homes, which have limited access to only terrestrial television, will no longer be able to watch family Christmas films such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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Sky News Update: Sky Sports F1 Secure Rights and Special Programmes

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Sky news update: Sky Sports F1 have recently secured ten exclusive races for next year’s season and have announced several special festive programmes. Sky announced today, 20th December 2013, that they have secure exclusive rights for multiple races in the 2014 Formula 1 season.

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Legitimate News Sites Blocked By Sky Adult-Content Filters

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Genuine news websites have found themselves having to battle with Sky after the company’s default adult-content filters were found to be blocking them too. One company in particular, TorrentFreak have expressed their irritation at the filters that are applied to all Sky broadband services and the way they evaluate which sites are blocked.

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Sky Deutschland Launch Snap Mini-Pay App

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It has been announced that Sky Deutschland are making it possible for customers to use a mini-pay service on the iPhone and iPod devices for buying content. Sky are notorious worldwide and Sky Deutschland is just one of the many branches of the company; all of the branches offer the same services. Sky are dedicated to delivering the most modern, innovative products for their customers and now Sky Deutschland has announced that their customers will be able to pay for the content they wish to view on their iPhones and iPods through the mini-pay application.

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Sky News Update: Sky F1 Preview for 2014 Season

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Sky news update: four mainstream F1 commentators are looking ahead to the 2014 season with a whole day dedicated to analysis and aired on Sky Sports News. Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert, Anthony Davidson and Ted Kravitz are being assigned a two hour session each on Sky Sports News over the third Wednesday in January in order to look ahead to the 2014 F1 season.

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Television Firms’ Deals with Hollywood to be Probed

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Sky is due to be investigated, along with multiple other firms, by European regulators, into their exclusive deals with Hollywood regarding films. Sky is one of the biggest pay-TV distributors in the UK and Europe. They broadcast to all of Great Britain, Ireland, Italy and Germany. They provide a wide range of programmes including: documentaries, kids' shows, sports and movies.

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Sky Launch YouTube Channel To Boost Customers

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In an attempt to bring in more customers to their pay-tv service, Sky have announced that they will be offering episodes of popular shows through YouTube. Thanks to the push they need to boost customers and bring in more viewers, Sky are making the move to offer free of charge episodes of some of their new, popular series in order to entice customers into subscribing.

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Sky Go Head to Head With BT Sport Over Cricket and Golf

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BT Sport make a new bid to take the sports coverage crown from giants Sky as they make it clear that they will go head to head for cricket and golf coverage. Since winning the bid for coverage of the UEFA and Europa League matches, BT Sport have knocked Sky off their ‘exclusive, live rights’ podium.

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Sky Target Hackers Who Pirate Their Channels

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It has been revealed in an investigation carried out by the BBC that hundreds of homes across the UK are taking advantage of illegal Sky TV subscriptions. For as little as £10 per calendar month – that’s £70 less than they could be paying – customers wishing to view Sky television but who are unwilling to pay the full cost, can receive all of the channels offered by Sky.

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Bicycles Stolen From Team Sky Van

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The Sky cycling team, known as Team Sky, have announced that they will still be participating in the Tour du Haut Var despite having 16 bicycles stolen. Although there was an initial question over the participation of Team Sky, they managed to pull some equipment together so that they could go ahead with the race.

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Nine Network Prevents Sky News Free To Air Move

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Sky news have had their request to become a free-to-air channel turned down by the chief executive of the Nine network. The Nine network own a large part of Sky News while Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has a 39% share so this has to be a mutual decision made by all of those investing.

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Sky Commission More Than 100 Hours of Original Content

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Sky are looking to vastly increase the number of viewers and subscribers by commissioning more than 100 hours of new, fully-scripted drama and comedy shows. In order to attempt to inflate the current total of subscribers and viewers to Sky television, they have taken steps that do not involve sport – something of a rarity for the media conglomerate.

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Sky Arts Assign New Director

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There have been many changes made to the Sky set up recently, one of the most recent ones is the introduction of a new Sky Arts director. This comes as part of the dedication that BSkyB are showing to make their service unbeatable, especially since they are facing serious rival from a number of other pay-tv services.

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Team Sky Secure One-Two Finish In Italy

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Team Sky have secured themselves a one-two finish at the Settimana Coppi e Bartali race in Italy as Peter Kennaugh secures first and Dario Cataldo second. Kennaugh featured as part of the Gold medal winning Team Pursuit team at the London 2012 Olympics and has now managed to secure the enviable sport of first place in the Settimana Coppi e Bartali.

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Sky Blast ex-Ofcom Boss Over Sports Rights

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Sky have reignited the argument with Ofcom after former boss Ed Richards claimed to feel 'vindicated' in an interview

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Sky Blast ex-Ofcom Boss Over Sports Rights

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Sky have reignited the argument with Ofcom after former boss Ed Richards claimed to feel 'vindicated' in an interview

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Sir Bradley Wiggins Extends Team Sky Contract

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After being widely expected to retire from Team Sky's widely beloved cycling team at the end of 2014, Sir Bradley Wiggins has opted to extend his contract by an unprecedented four months in order to compete in the iconic one-day classic Paris-Roubaix race and win his final race in Team Sky's famous jersey. The 34 year cycling legend has also announced that not only will this be his last ever road race, but that he also intends to change discipline and compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as part of the team pursuit competition as a member of Team GB. Wiggins, whose deal with Team Sky expir...

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Christian Hook named Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year

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After another series of Sky Art's critically acclaimed and audience adored Portrait Artist of the Year Christian Hook has been named the victor of the competition and won the opportunity to paint a £10,000 commission to paint the portrait of award-winning actor Alan Cumming.

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Game of Thrones Exhibition Coming to O2 London

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The global TV sensation and Sky Atlantic darling Game of Thrones has, for the last few years, gone on tour in order to promote the upcoming seasons. Typically, these have been across the United States and select European locations, but left the UK in the cold - unusual given that it is largely filmed in Northern Ireland. That all changes year, however, because Sky have announced that they'll be bringing the Game of Thrones exhibition to the O2 in London from the 9 to the 12th of February and again from the 15th to the 17th.

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Sky Movies Has Most Successful Christmas Ever

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When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind? Huge dinners with all the family? Opening fantastic presents? Seeing people you don't often see? For many of us, those are the things which evoke the memory of Christmas, but now it seems like there's something else which is bringing the families of Britain together on Christmas day, and that's Sky Movies. How do we know? Well, thanks to some recently released numbers from Sky regarding the watching habits of the nation over Christmas, we've got a much better idea of how we all spent our day in front of the TV.

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Sky Sports To Celebrate Super Bowl Week

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Sky are to broadcast what they describe as 'unprecedented' coverage of the 2015 Super Bowl, including seven days of non-stop NFL programming on a single channel.

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Sky To Block Pornography By Default

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Sky has today announced that it intends to automatically block any and all pornography viewed through the internet connection of their customers unless they specifically opt out of it. The move, which comes two years after David Cameron began his campaign to ban pornography on the internet, a move which led to Sky and other companies offering opt-in filters on their internet which would block questionable content.

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Sky Hosting Leadership Q&A Today

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Having firmly crossed the 100 day's to go mark, all eyes have turned to the various party leaders in order to see what their plans for the future of the nation are. All broadcasters have in place plans to give the electorate a chance to get to know the leaders a little better, but Sky are kicking off proceedings with their own effort in the shape of Stand Up Be Counted: Ask The Leaders.

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Sky Win Exclusive Coverage of the Open

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After a 61 year relationship with Golf's governing body, the Royal & Ancient, the BBC have lost the right to broadcast The Open, with the honours instead going to Sky Sports, who will begin their broadcasting of the historic event from 2017. With those rights gained, Sky now has exclusive rights to broadcast each of the four majors; The Open, The Ryder Cup, the European Tour and the PGA Tour.

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BT To Buy EE, What Does It Mean for Sky?

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BT, once owner of O2 and biggest telecommunications company in the UK, is to buy EE for a total of £12.5 billion. The deal will create a telecommunications giant which covers fixed-line phones, broadband, mobile and TV with unparalleled synergy between the two companies. It will also allow BT to bolster their offerings across all sectors and mount a realistic challenge to Sky's throne, but what does the deal mean for Sky in the short, medium and long term?

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Sky Bet Transfer Fund Running Once More

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Football fans across England, rejoice! The Sky Bet transfer fund is back and it's ready to help your team of choice earn £250,000 in transfer money and £5000 to spend on yourself.

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Sky Launches Sky News on Snapchat

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Sky have teamed up with Snapchat in order to launch quick news blasts to millions of young people up and down the country.

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Sky One Step Closer to 4K

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SES Astra, the company which runs the satellites Sky uses has launched a demo 4K TV channel, showcasing that 4K content can be beamed down to a TV set using the exact same satellites that Sky are currently using.

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Julia Davis' Hunderby Returns to Sky Atlantic

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Julia Davis' hit comedy Hunderby will be returning for a Christmas special, discover all about it here.

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Sky News Wins RTS Channel of the Year

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Good news for Sky today, as the company have been named the News Channel of the year at the annual Royal Television Society Awards, having seen off immense competition from the likes of CNN and BBC News, two of the biggest and most respected news organisations in the world. This victory marks the ninth time Sky have returned from the awards ceremony victorious in their category, breaking all records and truly giving Sky something worthwhile to crow about.

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What Does Sky's Deal Mean for the Football League?

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What does Sky's football league deal mean for the lower leagues?

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Sky Secure MLS Deal

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Sky sign deal to bring MLS games to Sky Sports over the next three years

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Now TV Unveil New Branding

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Sky's Now TV company have unveiled their latest branding, their first change since 2012

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Cameron Rejects Sky's TV Debate Proposal

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David Cameron has made several new demands of the broadcasters and refused all but one debate.

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Sky Bet Announce #TransferListed

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Sky Bet announce a way to have Jim and Nat working at your club during a Saturday game

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Sky Forced to Hand Customer Details Over in Court Ruling

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News coming in today that Sky have lost a court battle with a company known as TCYK LLC and will be supplying the company with the personal details of its broadband customers in order for the latter company to seek prosecution over people who pirated films which the rights belong to TCYK LLC.

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Sky Forced to Hand Customer Details Over in Court Ruling

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News coming in today that Sky have lost a court battle with a company known as TCYK LLC and will be supplying the company with the personal details of its broadband customers in order for the latter company to seek prosecution over people who pirated films which the rights belong to TCYK LLC.

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Sky Forced to Hand Customer Details Over in Court Ruling

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News coming in today that Sky have lost a court battle with a company known as TCYK LLC and will be supplying the company with the personal details of its broadband customers in order for the latter company to seek prosecution over people who pirated films which the rights belong to TCYK LLC.

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What Might the Ofcom Review Mean to Sky?

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Ofcom are set to launch yet another large scale review into the state of UK communications media. Find out what that means to Sky here

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Sky Sports to Show Netball World Cup 2015

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Sky Sports will show the key events from the Netball World Cup live for the first time ever in a move to show more women's sports on TV.

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Sky Bets on Women's Sport

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Sky's plans for more womens sport on TV make perfect sense

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Sky to Raise TV Package Costs

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Sky are going to have to raise the cost of TV packages in order to accommodate the huge fee they're paying for Premier League football from 2016.

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Sky Atlantic land 'The Affair' Rights

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Sky have won exclusive rights to broadcast the award winning drama The Affair

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More than 3 Million Tuned in to Watch Cameron & Miliband live on Sky

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Sky release their numbers for the first debate in the build up to the general election, and they're deeply impressive

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Sky Improve Sky+ TV Guide

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Sky have released their latest firmware update for Sky+ HD boxes, and it's all about helping you enjoy TV more.

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Sky News Take 'Stand Up and Be Counted' On Tour

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Sky's Stand Up and Be Counted initiative is set to go on a tour of the UK, getting young people involved in the process of politics.

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Sky Sports Win Exclusive Rights to Mayweather v Pacquiao

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Sky have won exclusive rights to show the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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Sky Backtrack on Game of Thrones Simulcast

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Game of Thrones is finally getting the simulcast treatment in the UK

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Sky Delay Scientology Documentary

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The Scientology documentary 'Going Clear' will not be broadcast on Sky Atlantic

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Sky Production Staff Bracing for Redundancies

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Sky production staff are preparing for redundancies soon

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How To: Save Money on Your Sky Subscription

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Want to save some money on your Sky subscription? This is the guide for you

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Confused about your Sky PIN? This guide will show you how to change it or find it

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Sky Store or Sky Go not working in your browser? Read this

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How To: Speed Up Slow Sky Broadband

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Fight slow download speeds with this helpful guide

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Want to get on the 3D bandwagon? Here's how

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Want Sky TV in rooms other than your living room? Read this guide to discover your options

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How To: Use the Sky+ App on Android

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Want to use your Android tablet or phone to control your Sky+ HD box? Read this guide!

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How To: Use the Sky+ iPhone App

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Here's how to use the iPhone Sky+ app

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How To: Fix Sky Go Buffering

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Learn how to fix the annoying buffering that Sky Go customers can suffer from in this quick and helpful guide.

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Programme Preview: The Brink

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Discover more about the forthcoming HBO/Sky Atlantic comedy The Brink

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Programme Preview: Hannibal Series 3

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Learn more about the upcoming series of Hannibal, including the UK release date

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Programme Preview: Hunderby Series 2

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Learn more about the forthcoming Christmas Hunderby special

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Sky Expand Kids TV On Demand

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Sky have added 3600 new kids TV programmes to their on demand service, as well as changed their UI to draw attention to kids programmes.

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Sky Redoubles Commitment to Arts

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Sky have recommitted themselves to the pursuit of arts broadcasting with this latest move

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Sky News Announces New Appointments

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Sky News have appointed some new faces into important roles within the channel, read about it here.

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Ricky Ponting Joins Sky Sports for the Ashes

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Ricky Ponting has signed up to commentate on the 2015 Ashes

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New Now TV Box Coming in August

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Sky have announced a new Now TV box for £15 with 1080p streaming and new features

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Sky Confirm Third Series of Penny Dreadful

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Sky have commissioned a third series of Penny Dreadful

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Sky Unveils Ultrafast Broadband in York

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York is getting the first taste of 1GBPS internet, thanks to Sky and TalkTalk

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Jonny Wilkinson Takes Part in Sky Academy Experience Day

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Jonny Wilkinson surprised several groups of kids for Sky Academy

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Sky Sports Preparing for Premier League

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Sky Sports are preparing their new season of the Premier League, read the fixtures here

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Sky1 Commissions New Comedy 'Rovers'

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Sky have a new comedy on the way

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New Sky Sports Ad Takes Thierry Henry Back in Time

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Sky have crafted a fantastic new advert for Sky Sports

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How To Fix Sky Broadband Security Problems

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Discover how to fix Sky Broadband and Fibre security issues and get back to enjoying the Internet as you should.

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Sky Sports Scores Near-Live Premier League Clips

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Sky have landed exclusive rights to near-live Premier League highlights from 2016-17

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How To Fix Your Sky On Demand Problems

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Discover how to fix your Sky On Demand problems and get back to enjoying TV with this helpful guide.

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Sky Take Majority Stake in Blast! Films

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Sky have purchased a majority stake in the independent TV and film producer Blast! Films

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How To Watch Sky TV on your PS4

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Discover how to get fantastic Sky content on your PS4

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Which are the Fastest ISP's of 2015

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Discover which was the fastest and best regarded Internet provider in the UK.

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How to Buy Through Sky Box Office and Sky Store

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Discover how to buy your favourite events and films through Sky Box Office and Sky Store

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How To Turn on Audio Descriptions for Sky

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Find out how to turn on Audio Descriptions on within Sky

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Fix Sound and Picture Quality Issues with Sky

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Struggling with image and sound quality issues with Sky? Join us as we get to the bottom of your problem.

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How to Manage Sky Bills and Payments Online

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Discover how your browser or Sky box can let you manage your Sky bills online

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How To Cancel Your Sky Subscription

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In this guide we'll show you how to quickly and easily cancel your Sky subscriptions.

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How to Move Your Sky Subscription to a New House

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Find out how to move your Sky Subscription to a new house

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Diane Keaton Joins Cast of The Young Pope

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Paolo Sorrentino's The Young Pope has added Diane Keaton to its ambitious cast

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Sky Sports Add Huge Premier League Derbies

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Sky Sports have announced their Autumn schedule, and it features some tasty derbies

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How To Get Free McAfee Internet Security With Sky

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Discover how being a Sky Broadband Customer can net you free McAfee Security

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Sky Land Star Wars Saga Rights

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Sky Movies have won the rights to broadcast the entire Star Wars saga, and plan to do so in style

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Sky1 Announces 'One Hundred and Eighty' for September

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Sky1's continued push into ambitious original programming continues unabated as the channel announce a sojourn into the fast-flying and competitive world of darts in a new event-based game show.

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Sky Loses Ashes Rights to BT

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Sky have lost the right to broadcast the Ashes, as well as Australian cricket to BT Sport.

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Sky Launch 'Another Dead Man Walking' Podcast

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Sky News have launched a podcast investigating the story of Richard Glossip

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Sky Sports win Rights for Pakistan Test

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Sky Sports have won the rights to broadcast England's test with Pakistan in October, hot on the heels of losing Ashes rights to BT.

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Sky 1 Launches New Panel Show 'Bring The Noise'

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Sky 1 have an exciting new panel show in the works called Bring The Noise, which combines music and comedy with hosts Ricky Wilson, Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah.

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Sky Announce Adsmart Partnership

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Sky have announced a three year deal with Johnston Press which will see the company take advantage of Sky's superior targeted advertising technology.;

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Sky Completes Full Sky Deutschland Takeover

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Sky have completed the full takeover of Sky Deutschland and will now delist it from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, giving them total control over its direction

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Sky Demand Broadband Market Reform

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Sky have partnered with a number of communications companies and associations to urge Ofcom to get to grips with BT Openreach in a letter published in the Financial Times

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Sky Living Announce Trio of US Hits

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Sky Living have announced that Limitless, Blindspot and The Catch are all coming to their autumn schedule. Read all about them here.

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Sky Sports adds further Premier League games

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Sky have announced yet more live Premier League games to take us through to the end of the year, find out more here.

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Can’t Wait for SkyQ? Here’s How to Get 4K Now.

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SkyQ is coming soon, but what if you want 4K now? Read this guide

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Sky Earmarked for Climate Praise

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Sky have won yet another award for their efforts to become a truly sustainable and green business

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NOW TV Finally Lands on Apple TV

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NOW TV has arrived for the all new Apple TV, read more about the great news here

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Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Announced

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The winners of the Sportswomen of the Year awards have been announced, find out who they are here!

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Sky Arts Announce Master of Photography

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Sky Arts have a new competition coming up, though this one is to find Europe's best photographer. Are you up to it?

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Sky Sports Add More PL Fixtures

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Sky Sports have added yet more live Premier League fixtures for December and January, find out what they are here.

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